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Physical education teacher recruits English language learners for track, cross country

from The Bismarck Tribune

A teacher at Bismarck Public Schools' Welcome Center has started bringing students learning English as a second language into a community athletic program to help them hone their communication skills. The Bismarck Parks and Recreation program invites refugee and immigrant elementary-schoolers who are still learning English at the Welcome Center, located at Hughes Education Center, to participate in cross-country running events with other local kids. Physical education teacher Kurt Weinberg, who's active in the parks program, said this gives the students opportunities to communicate with one another and with others in the community. "It's a total immersion thing," he said. more


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